Shraddha murder case: 13 bones found, others to be confirmed by CFSL

29 November, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma

delhi National

13 fragments of bone, including a jawbone, have been collected from Gurugram and Delhi, and testing by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) will be done to determine whether they belong t...

According to circumstantial evidence collected by Delhi Police, Shraddha Walkar finally decided to part ways with her live-in partner Aaftab Amin Poonawala in early May this year, which did not go well with the latter, who resorted to murdering her in a well-planned manner rather than due to sudden provocation.

Aside from that, the Delhi Police team investigating Aaftab’s murder discovered bloodstains in his residence, including in the bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom, according to a report on Tuesday. According to reports, 13 fragments of bone, including a jawbone, have been collected from Gurugram and Delhi, and testing by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) will be done to determine whether they belong to a human body.

“13 bones recovered so far. Some other items have also been found, which will be examined by Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL). Some parts were also found on the border of Delhi Gurugram. A jaw has also been found. Some weapons have been found from the jungle and Aaftab’s flat. With which weapon she was cut, it will be known after the CFSL report,” said Delhi Police sources.

According to reports, police have also constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to look into the case.
The police squad found various guns inside Aaftab’s leased Chattarpur apartment as well as from wooded regions on the Delhi-Gurugram border. The firearms will also be forensically examined.

Some garments have been retrieved, and it is believed that they were worn by Shraddha and Aaftab on the day of the murder, according to sources, who added that these items would be submitted for forensic investigation.

The authorities have also contacted Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Google, Google Pay, and Paytm through email in order to obtain information on Aaftab’s internet usage.

Paytm over email to access details of Aaftab’s internet history. Paytm has provided its reply, Zomato’s response showed that Aftab was ordering food for two people and that after some time the food orders showed only food quantity being ordered was for one person alone.

The police have asked for details from the dating app, where Aftab and Shraddha met three years ago.
Evidence also suggested that during the time of the murder both Aaftab and Shraddha were present in the flat, sources said.

The Police, however, is yet to recover Shraddha’s mobile phone

Aaftab is accused of strangling to death his live-in partner Shraddha and chopping her body into 35 pieces in May this year. He is also alleged to have preserved the chopped body parts in a refrigerator before dumping them in forested areas in Delhi and Gurugram.

The police have also found some clothes of Aaftab and Shraddha and sent to CFSL for investigation, sources said on Tuesday.

“These seem to be the same clothes that were used at the time of the incident, which will be clear from the rest of the CFSL report,” it said.

The Police have also found blood stains in the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom of the Aaftab’s house.
The sources further said that only a report by CFSL can ascertain when Shraddha was killed.

“Aaftab has said that he killed Shraddha on May 18 but the police have not accepted it. Her body has not been found and a post-mortem was not conducted. The biggest challenge before the police is to ascertain exactly when was Shraddha murdered. Nothing can be said unless and until the CFSL report on this comes. This is a very scientific case and everything depends on the scientific report. The CFSL report is awaited,” said sources.

Sources also said that Aaftab appeared to be very confident during his questioning and he was responding to questions very fast and in a relaxed manner.

“Delhi Police has formed an SIT. The search is still going on in the jungle and everywhere where there is any chance of recovery of the bones and other things. The report of the polygraph test has not been received yet, the polygraph test only gives an idea of whether the accused is speaking the truth or not. Narco test is also not normally admissible in law, however, if there is any recovery through the narco test it is admissible in the court. There may be some more chances of recovery through the narco test,” ANI reported.

According to sources, Shraddha wanted to leave Aaftab and both had decided on May 3 or 4 that they would separate and live separately.

“This did not go down well with Aaftab who felt that Shraddha would get involved with someone else,” they said.

ANI further reported that there is no suspicion on the role of Aaftab’s friend Badri, who suggested to the pair a place to stay.

“Delhi Police does not have any eyewitnesses, this is the biggest problem in the case,” sources added.

Meanwhile, Delhi Court on Tuesday gave permission to Delhi Police to conduct narco test on Aaftab Amin Poonawala on December 1.